A statement from Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter, was delivered by an attorney Wednesday, claiming that she had no idea he was “planning violence.”
The lawyer, Matt Lombard, read, “I am a mother and a grandmother and my heart breaks for all who have lost loved ones. I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man. I loved him and hoped for a quiet future together with him. He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen. A little more than two weeks ago, Stephen told me he found a cheap ticket for me to the Philippines and that he wanted me to take a trip home to see my family.”
He continued, “Like all Filipinos abroad, I was excited to go home and see family and friends. While there, he wired me money, which he said was for me to buy a house for me and my family. I was grateful, but, honestly, I was worried. At first, the unexpected trip home, and then the money was a way of breaking up with me. It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever he was planning violence against anyone.”
“I have not made a statement until now because I have been cooperating with authorities and I voluntarily flew back to america because i know the FBI and Las Vegas police department wanted to talk to me and I wanted to talk to them. I will cooperate fully with their investigation. Anything I can do to help ease suffering and help in any way, I will do. Please respect my privacy and my family’s privacy,” he concluded.
The shooter, Stephen Paddock, bought 33 guns in the last year before the mass shooting.